Approach


Be at home.

We create spaces for life. Our approach is to start with your dreams, your vision, your heart, and end with a home.

DonnellDay Architects - Be At Home

We believe great architecture should be accessible and designed for everyday life. Our strength lies in creating sustainable site-specific homes and bespoke renovations that frame your way of life and give families room to grow. We also design community projects, residential new builds, alterations, customised interiors, from both small to large commercial and residential projects.

We take client care seriously, and are there throughout your project to bring your dreams to reality. Working with us is a truly collaborative experience. Understanding our clients and their objectives is a very important part of the process and is fundamental to what we do. That’s why we place a high emphasis on listening, asking the right questions and enjoying quality discussion, to advance your goals and ultimately design architecture that truly fits your life.

With our hands on approach, attention to detail, and project care, our fees represent great value. We are proud of consistently increasing the value of our clients’ properties.

Designed for you.

We can handle your entire project from end to end or join where you need us. Our services include:

01


Feasibility studies

Ideas for development (for example, pre purchase)

02


Preliminary design

Big picture concepts and ideas for contemporary new builds and sensitive renovations. Detail and outline specification sufficient for a preliminary costing.

03


Developed design

Detailed design including kitchens, bathrooms, materials, sample boards, colours and furniture design.

04


Resource consent

Reports and drawings for resource consent application. Meetings with planners.

05


Working drawings

Building consent drawings, consultant coordination, specifications, cabinetry, detailing, etc.

06


Tender documentation

Tender to selected builders to gain competitive pricing.

07


Contract observation & administration

Administration of contract and certification of payments, site observation and site meetings, confirming that what is built is in accordance with the contract documentation.

Take the time to view our methodology.